Poland, Gliwice Roman Catholic Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Access the records: Poland, Gliwice Roman Catholic Church Books, 1599-1976 .


What is in the Collection?

This collection includes records from 1599-1976.

This collection contains images of church books containing baptisms and births, marriages, burials and deaths for the parishes in the Gliwice Roman Catholic Dioceses of Poland. The records are written in German and Polish. Availability of birth records end in 1912, marriage records in 1937, and death records in 1982. For additional details about the history of these records and help using them, see the wiki article Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records).

These records are in Polish and German.

For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Collection Content

Baptismal records found in this collection generally contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Name of parents
  • Date of birth
  • Child’s gender
  • Date of baptism

Marriage records found in this collection generally contain the following information:

  • Name and age of bride and groom
  • Names of bride’s parents
  • Names of groom’s parents
  • Date of marriage

Death records found in this collection generally contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Names of parents or spouse
  • Date of death
  • Gender of deceased

How Do I Search the Collection?

Searching The Collection

To search the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Province" category
⇒ Select the "Place" category
⇒ Select the "Event/Years" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in German and Polish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

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Don't overlook FHL Place Poland, Katowice, Gliwice (diecezja) items or FHL Keyword Poland, Katowice, Gliwice (diecezja) items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Poland Archives and Libraries.

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Citing this Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Poland, Gliwice Roman Catholic Church Books, 1599-1976" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Archiwum Diecezjalne w Gliwicach.
Image Citation:
The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Poland, Gliwice Roman Catholic Church Books, 1599-1976.